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Doctor insights on: It Is Ok To Take Magnesium Along With A Blood Thinning Medication

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Anticoagulant (Definition)

Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more


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I am on blood thinning medication can I also take glucosamine ?

Yes: Yes, there is no problem taking glucosamine. Make sure that you talk to your doctor about which foods to avoid if you are on a blood thinner. ...Read more

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Is geting a tattoo safe when you are on a blood thinning medication?

Tattoo: Getting a tattoo is always an infection risk. If there's bleeding, it will be considerably worse when taking anticoagulants. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get botox if you are on blood thinning medication?

Is it ok to get botox if you are on blood thinning medication?

No problem: I've given Botox to about 7, 000 headache patients and many were on Aspirin or prescription blood thinners and I have not seen any increase in bleeding or bruising. It is important to make sure that the doctor uses a 30-gauge needle (or thinner) and is experienced in this procedure. ...Read more

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I have a total of 6 stents, how long should I expect to be on plavix (clopidogrel) or other blood thinning medication?

I have a total of 6 stents, how long should I expect to be on plavix (clopidogrel) or other blood thinning medication?

Depends: It doesn't matter so much how many stents you have but why you have them, what do you your other arteries look like and when were they put in. For instance, if a patient had stents for a heart attack and got 2 stents and then got 2 more 8 months later and then another 2 in a year, i might recommend life long antiplatelet treatment with Aspirin (81 mg) and plavix (clopidogrel). ...Read more

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I 'am on blood thinning medication . Can i check for genetic blood disorders while taking blood thinning?

I 'am on blood thinning medication . Can i check for genetic blood disorders while taking blood thinning?

Yes-any genetic test: If blood work is needed, be sure to elevate your arm, with pressure on the withdrawal site for several minutes, to prevent a nasty bruise. A pressure dressing should be applied. ...Read more

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Will blood thinning medication cause bleeding behind the eye?

Will blood thinning medication cause bleeding behind the eye?

Anticoagulation eye: Anticoagulation medications like Aspirin and coumadin, (warfarin) will not cause bleeding . However, if bleeding is started for instance from trauma, blood dyscrasias, or blood vessel anomalies, then bleeding from these sources can be prolonged and exaggerated. In most cases, the blood thinner should be stopped while the cause of bleeding is addressed. ...Read more

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About blood thinning medication--is dose reduced if I am very sensitive to baby aspirin even?

About blood thinning medication--is dose reduced if I am very sensitive to baby aspirin even?

Testing required: All blood thinning agents must be monitored as everyone may react differently to the different medications. Even after a proper level is reached regular lab tests are required to monitor them. Think of diabetics who must constantly monitor their Insulin levels may help you understand the reason for testing. ...Read more

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I am on Rivaroxaban for persistant A Fib.Can I take a 300 mg of Magnesium supplement daily.Will the two drugs make the blood too thin? Thanks

I am on Rivaroxaban for persistant A Fib.Can I take a 300 mg of Magnesium supplement daily.Will the two drugs make the blood too thin? Thanks

No known interaction: There are no known interactions between Magnesium oxide and rivaroxaban. Therefore, taking magnesium supplement OTC will not increase blood thinner effect of rivaroxaban. However, other OTC items can increase blood thinning effects of rivaroxaban, such as NSAID's (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) and especially alcohol usage. You should ask your cardiologist the above question! ...Read more

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My 60 yo mom has osteoporosis. Does she need to take magnesium too along with her daily calcium supplements even if her magnesium blood level is fine?

My 60 yo mom has osteoporosis. Does she need to take magnesium too along with her daily calcium supplements even if her magnesium blood level is fine?

No: Magnesium is not needed. She should take vitamin D3, about 3000 units/day, in addition to calcium. However, the evidence for the effectiveness of these treatments is not very strong. If she can exercise, she should do weight bearing exercise. Even walking half hour a day will be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take magnesium supplements if you have low blood sugar?

Is it safe to take magnesium supplements if you have low blood sugar?

Low blood sugar: Magnesium should not be an issue but low blood sugar is worrying. Do you have diabetes and occasionally overdosing with insulin and/or diabetes medications, or do you have low blood sugars without diabetes medications? For now, please check your blood sugar on alternate mornings and evenings - one check a day. Please let me know what is happening. ...Read more

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Neurologist told me I have decreased reflexes on right side.What could be the cause of that?My blood pressure is low and i take magnesium supplements.

Neurologist told me I have decreased reflexes on right side.What could be the cause of that?My blood pressure is low and i take magnesium supplements.

Wait and watch: What made you go to a neurologist to start with? In other words, do you have any symptoms that bothered you enough to seek a neuro consultation? If you can tell us more about your symptoms, then we might be able to relate the significance of your reduced reflexes. In general, unilateral decrease in reflexes may not have any particular significance if that is the only abnormal neurological finding. ...Read more

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If i'm taking a 2 magnesium supplement pills a day. wouldn't that increase my magnesium levels. when i had my blood drawn the levels were normal ?

If i'm taking a 2 magnesium supplement pills a day. wouldn't that increase my magnesium levels. when i had my blood drawn the levels were normal ?

No: That ignores the fact that your body regulates your magnesium levels. We don't know exactly how, or how much it matters. You per out magnesium you do not need. I suggest a duet with green vegetables instead of pills. ...Read more

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I take a blood thinning drug called clopidogrel can I have a tattoo done?

I take a blood thinning drug called clopidogrel can I have a tattoo done?

Tattoo: Getting a tattoo is always an infection risk. If there's bleeding, it will be considerably worse when taking anticoagulants. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take magnesium citrate oral solution if on thyroid medication ?

Use with caution: Magnesium salts can bind with levothyroxine( common thyroid medication), if taken simultaneously may reduce absorption of the thyroid medication/ decrease its effect. To reduce this interaction, take thyroid medication at least 4 hours before or after the magnesium citrate dose. Note that other antacids and calcium supplements may also affect thyroid medications; same caution is also advised. ...Read more

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Is it possible to find any lactose free blood thinning medications?

Is it possible to find any lactose free blood thinning medications?

Maybe: A person on blood thinners can ask his prescribing doctor to look for a tablet that does not contain lactose. Some medications contain lactose, while others do not. If no lactose-free tablets are available, the person can just take the lactose-containing medication with a lactaid lactase enzyme tablet, to digest the lactose from the medication. ...Read more

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Does celebrex (celecoxib) contain any blood thinning medications?

Does celebrex (celecoxib) contain any blood thinning medications?

Not exactly: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). The nsaids are felt to have some "blood thinning" properties, and they can increase the risk of bleeding particularly when taken in combination with true blood thinners such as warfarin. ...Read more

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If you are taking a stains, blood thinning, hypertension medication, should your blood liver and kidney profile be normal?

Lab tests: Person of unknown age, gender, ethnicity, medical Hx asks if taking stains(statins?), BP meds, blood thinner should blood liver and kid profile be normal? ANS: usually if all going well and eating correctly they should all be normal. If on Coumadin (warfarin) clotting tests should not be "normal" but in therapeutic range. These ? Best answered by your team who know u much better. ...Read more

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Will amputation help my 87 year old mom? Her treatment included blood thinning medications. Her toe has turned black and the her dr. Says do nothing.

Will amputation help my 87 year old mom? Her treatment included blood thinning medications. Her toe has turned black and the her dr. Says do nothing.

Toe black: Although this sounds like gangrene and a needed amputation , it may not be necessary. Waiting does nothing wrong. As a wise man said - you can always do surgery. What you can't do is undo it. See your podiatrist also - second thoughts never hurt anyone. ...Read more

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